The Tour de France’s male-only past time is under the microscope


Think that they, knowingly or recklessly did that, incorrectly then under the law that is a matter for the police so we. Have referred the responsible persons for both believe and leave to the police could they go to jail that's a matter for the police and for, the courts we just refer it to the And it's for them to look at, that thank? You very much indeed clever chief executive twenty six minutes, past seven time for the sport and here's Rob Johnson, thanks game or Cristiano Renaldo from romanucci eventers for the rough equivalent of one hundred million. Pounds, he says he remains motivated at the age of thirty three and now maybe in hazard from Chelsea Theriault these the first post World Cup. Movements of the European transfer America around with Manchester, United defender deli lint also, involved he's on his way back. To is well eight time champion you're saying, bolt is to have. A six week trial with the Australian? A. League side central coast Mariners he's, already trained with Bundesliga club Dortmund elsewhere and fifty four hundred out of first century of the season for Alice Dohuk playing for England lands against India a, he was seeking practice, ahead of the test series also against. India which starts in August but today but it's the decisive third of three one. Day internationals against India at? Headingley level at one all more with our correspondent John, from now but now to the Tour de France, which resumes, this. Morning with the first of the mountain stages in the Alps but also today Lacoste for women riders last summer it took place over two days this year, it's, just a one stage following the same route as the men but, some fifty kilometres also, shorter Tom, Ford is presented the BBC cars per spoke at the tour is on the line Tom this year's LA courses in many respects regarded as. Deeply unsatisfactory isn't it Good morning of it is because as you say it was. Two days long a year ago we contrast, it with what happens at Jiro d'italia the first of cycling's annual three grand tours the race for women there is a. Ten day race that Jiro Orosa call it it's run. Separately it finished on Sunday, but there is a good commitment from that race to provide a proper and fulfilling competition, for female riders the tour is coming under a lot of criticism from female. Writers and those who run their teams the company. Who organizes the tour de France ASO made. A forty million euro prophet in twenty-six complaints that that money should, be invested into women's sport into. A race the reflects. The abilities and the strengths of women slightly the ASO though is. Saying, isn't it the practical and financial difficulties in making Lakos along, or event They do because there is a, vast circus that follows the tour de France, around this country every year in terms of the number of support vehicles the journalists the spectators, equally that it used. To be much longer race for women from nine thousand nine. Hundred forty one. Thousand nine hundred eighty, eight there was something called the tour de France Femina which ran for a long time so there was. A feet within cycling we're reaching quite a critical point is the sport gonna commit to providing proper. Races for women on the road or is, it going to continue throwing out what some in the sport might consider to be crumbs meanwhile we're hearing that team skies. Defending champion Chris room is keen for teammate grind Thomas. To try the leader's yellow, jersey Thomas currently second crew from eight what do you make of that It's. A fascinating little battle, within a battle rob so in the race for the yellow jersey Gary Thomas, is forty three seconds down. On the, current holder effect jersey Greg van Avmark he's, the Belgian who won the Olympic road race title in two thousand sixteen from is a further. Minute down it gets interesting now because we're in the high mountains and the high mountains of where the big difference is thought to come between the, ride is, is not particularly strong in the mountains guarantee is strong so there's a very real chance to Thomas could go into the yellow jersey later. On today now from of course is the four time champion of the tour de..

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